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Barry, Butt, Carey, Gardiner, Gledhill, Knight, Moultrie, Schroder, Vartan, Ware


Seaman Richard Knight (6th January 1918)
East Wemyss Cemetery, Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland
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Seaman
6th May 1882
Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland
6th January 1918
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Royal Naval Reserve, HMS "Victory"

Son of the late James and Isabella Knight, of Methil, Fife; husband of Mary Cotter Caine (formerly Knight), of Tasman St., Millerton, Westport, South Island, New Zealand.


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Pvt. Adolf Harold William Schroder (12th January 1919)
St. Andrew's and Jesmond Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
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Napier, New Zealand
abt. 1885
12th January 1919
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4th Bn. 3rd New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Q. U. 404

Son of Lars Peter Breum Frederik Schroder and Sabine Marie Kristine Schroder, of kgl. Vejer, Svaneke, Denmark.


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Pilot Officer Garth Wells Fuller Carey (14th July 1940)
Hylton Cemetery (Castleton), Tyne and Wear, England
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Pilot Officer
abt. 1916
14th July 1940
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Distinguished Flying Cross
220 Squadron Royal Air Force
Sec. D, Row 1, Grave 730

Son of William Reynolds Carey and Alma Lucy Blanche Carey, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.


Pilot Officer Phillip Knox Vartan(14th July 1940)
Hylton Cemetery (Castleton), Tyne and Wear, England
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Pilot Officer
abt. 1918
14th July 1940
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220 Squadron Royal Air Force
Sec. D, Row 1, Grave 729

Son of Robert Bruce and Louisa Hettie Vartan, of Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.


The "Auckland Star" on July 15, 1940
DEATH OF PILOT
Son of R. S. A. Secretary

Dannevirke, this day. - Cable advice has been received of the death on active service of Pilot-Officer Phillip Vartan, youngest son of Mr. R. B. Vartan, secretary of the Dannevirke R. S. A. and himself a veteran of the South African War. Pilot-Officer Vartan was 22 years of age. He was born at Dannevirke and finished his schooling at the Dannevirke High School. He later joined up with the Hawke's Bay Farmers' Co-operative Association, before proceeding to England in September, 1938, on a short term commission in the Royal Air Force. He received his wings about 12 months ago, and since then has been attached to the Coastal Command.


On 1 January 1940 P/O Carey, whilst on patrol over the North Sea in a Hudson of No. 220 Squadron, encountered two Heinkels. He immediately attacked one of them. The first shots registered hits and the enemy aircraft crashed into the sea. Carey then turned his attention to the second Heinkel and, after exhausting his front-gun ammunition, manoeuvred so as to enable his rear gunner to fire on the enemy, but before the results of this engagement could be observed the German machine entered cloud and was lost. Unfortunately, Carey and his navigator, P/O Vartan were lost when their aircraft flew into the Newcastle balloon barrage while they were returning from patrol in thick weather.

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Pilot Officer Leicester Bond Ware (26th May 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Pilot Officer (Pilot)
14th May 1918(?), Christchurch, New Zealand
26th May 1942
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616 (R. A. F.) Squadron
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Grave 6 (New part)

Son of Basil George Ware and of Edith Ellen Ware (nee Ashworth), of Addington, Canterbury, New Zealand.

Leicester Ware was born at Christchurch on the 14th May 1918 and received his secondary education at the Christchurch West High School, passing the University Entrance examination. He afterwards studied at the Technical College during night classes for the Professional Accountants' examination and passed in seven subjects. He played football for his school 1st XV, and was also tennis champion. After leaving school he accepted employment with the Hydro-electric Branch of the Public Works Department, and was stationed at Invercargill, when applying for enlistment in aircrew, on the 1st September 1939.
Pilot Officer Ware was enlisted at the Initial Training Wing, Levin, on the 27th October, 1940, and proceeded to No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School, Taieri, on the 25th November, to commence his flying training, then on the 18th January 1941, to No.1 Service Flying Training School, Wigram. Here, on the 12th April 1941, he was awarded the flying badge and promoted to the rank of Sergeant. While overseas, on the 1st November 1941, he was further promoted to Flight Sergeant, and commissioned in the rank of Pilot Officer on the 3rd December 1941. Meanwhile, on the 29th April 1941, he had embarked for the United Kingdom.
Pilot Officer Ware proceeded by way of Canada, and arrived at No.3 Personnel Reception Centre, Bournemouth, on the 29th June. He was posted on the 15th July to No. 58 Operational Training Unit, Grangemouth, Scotland, and flew Spitfire fighter aircraft, before posting on the 26th August to No. 132 Squadron at Peterhead, Scotland. From this base he took part in three operational patrols, being two scrambles and a fighter patrol, before rejoining No. 616 Squadron first at Westhampnett, Sussex, then at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, and Kings Cliffe, Northamptonshire. From these bases, he took part in a further forty-five operational flights being scrambles, convoy patrol, offensive fighter sweeps over enemy occupied France, and providing top cover to our bombers operating to targets in Northern France. On the 25th May he was credited with having damaged a Dornier 217 aircraft.
Pilot Officer Ware was the pilot of a Spitfire aircraft, engaged on a squadron sweep on the 26th May 1942, and which crashed at Dunholme, Lincolnshire, Pilot Officer Ware losing his life. He was buried in the Scampton Cemetary, Lincolnshire.

Information provided courtesy of the RNZAF Personnel Archives.
The operational record book gives a different account of his end:

May 26. A tragic day, for Pilot Officer Ware (New Zealand) lost his life in a practice interception exercise with 303 Polish fighter squadron. The circumstances of his death are not known except that he was seen to dive down at great speed, the wings of the aircraft fell off and the aircraft itself burnt on crashing near RAF Station, Scampton. He was a most popular fellow and his loss is keenly felt by the Squadron.
May 30. Pilot Officer Ware is buried at RAF Scampton with full Air Force Honours and representatives are sent from this Squadron.

The information is provided by Mr. Ian Wedge. Thanks a lot for your kindness. Mr. Wedge has a lot to tell about the 616 Squadron and does it on his web site "616 Squadron".

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Flight Lieutenant Charles Henry Butt (4th November 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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abt. 1920

4th November 1942
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Royal New Zealand Air Force
Grave 10 (New part)

Son of Ernest Alexander and Hilda Jessie Butt, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand.


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Sergeant James Harold Barry (11th November 1942)
Scampton Cemetery, Scampton, Lincolnshire, England
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Sergeant (Navigator)
abt. 1920
11th November 1942
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57 (R. A. F.) Squadron
Royal New Zealand Air Force
Grave 8 (New part)

Son of Patrick Barry and of Laura Elena Barry (nee O'Brien), of Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand.

57 Sqdn was a Bomber Command unit based at the time at RAF Scampton. It operated Lancaster Mk. I bombers and in Nov 1942 was carrying out raids into Germany, also mine-laying (an operation known to the RAF as "Gardening"). Mines were air-dropped along known coastal convoy routes and port/harbour approaches and river mouths all along the North Sea and Channel coasts.
Sgt. J. H. Barry, RNZAF, was the navigator aboard Lancaster Mk. I serial W4262 which departed Scampton at 17.21 on 10 Nov 1942 on a mine-laying 'op' to the mouth of the River Gironde. Returning from this, it crashed into high ground at Burgh on Bain, near RAF Bainbrook, Lincolnshire, (and not too far from its home base) at 22.23 hours, in poor visibility. All seven crew members died.


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Flying Officer Nobel Andrew Gardiner (28th July 1943)
Long Marton (Ss. Margaret and James) Churchyard, Cumbria, England
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Flying Officer (Navigator)
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28th July 1943
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Royal New Zealand Air Force attd. Royal Air Force
Grave 639

Son of George Gardiner and of Martha Noble Gardiner (nee Bell), of Kiritaki, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand.


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Pilot Officer Douglas Moultrie(25th February 1944)
Brookwood Cemetery, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey, England
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22nd October 1919, Liverpool, England
25th February 1944
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226 (RAF) Squadron
Royal New Zealand Air Force
2. K. 5.
Killed on air operation

Son of George Moultrie and of Isabella Cartmer Moultrie (nee Little), of St. Albans, Christchurch, New Zealand.

The "Evening Post" on March 9, 1944
Killed on active service
MOULTRIE, Douglas, Pilot Officer, Mrs. I. C. Moultrie, 28 Oxley Street, St. Albans, Christchurch.

The "Press" on February 24, 1945
Roll of Honour - In Memoriam
MOULTRIE - In loving memory of our dear son, Pilot Officer Douglas Moultrie, died of exposure, result of operations, February 25, 1944. - Always remembered.
Inserted by his dad, mother, and family; also David (overseas) and Margaret (Fiancee), Edinburgh, Scotland.

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Flight Sergeant Albert William Conrad Gledhill (2nd March 1945)
Haycombe Cemetery, Bath, Bath and North East Somerset, England
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abt. 1924
2nd March 1945
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691 Sqdn. Royal New Zealand Air Force
Plot 39, Sec. H, Row E, Grave 244

Son of Clarance Conrad Gledhill, and of Louisa Catherine Mary Gledhill (nee Stent), of Petone, Wellington, New Zealand.

The Hurricane LF638 of Flight Sergeant Gledhill was on an anti-aircraft co-operation flight over Plymouth Sound providing training for Royal Navy gunners when its engine failed. Fl. Sergt. Gledhill ditched the aircraft in the water, but was drowned.

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New Zealand war graves in the internet
New Zealand History - First World War cemeteries map
New Zealand War Graves Trust - War Graves Project
Spirit of Remembrance - New Zealand Cemeteries & Memorials
Ministry of Culture & Heritage - National monuments and war graves
Reading Remembrance Trust - War Graves in the Old Reading Cemetery


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